Bellator completes Season 8 lightweight tournament field with addition of Ricardo Tirloni-Will Brooks

With the debut of Bellator Season 8 creeping ever closer the organization has continued its recent run of releasing tournament brackets by providing the final pairing in the lightweight field. As might be expected, the bout features a familiar face to fans of Bellator taking on a fresh prospect out to show he belongs among the promotion’s elite,  pitting submission ace Ricardo Tirloni against unbeaten newcomer “Ill” Will Brooks.

Brooks holds an 8-0 mark with seven stoppages including an impressive knockout of Satoru Kitaoka this past New Year’s Even in Japan. Comparably, Tirloni is 15-3 and is no stranger to ending opponent’s evening before scorecards come into play either, racking up thirteen finishes in his career.

The other quarterfinal match-ups feature Thiago Michel-Alexander Sarnavskiy, Patricky Freire-Guillaume DeLorenzi, and Lloyd Woodard-David Rickels.

All four fights are scheduled for January 31 at Bellator 87.

PHOTO CREDIT – BELLATOR

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